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February Hour by Hour

"The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it."  -Henry David Thoreau 


The sickness has finally left us! We felt like it was never ending! 

That plus the weather turning warmer here makes for some much happier hearts this month!

These photos show what one of our  "normal" days looks like for us... we have a few different types of normal. The stay home all day and get stuff done days. The errand days. The days we have other people with us. And the weekends. Does that mean we don't really have "normal" days?

6:58 Trying to soak in some quiet before the loud of the day starts. 

6:58 Trying to soak in some quiet before the loud of the day starts. 

7:59 Everybody is up... now to just get motivation to get school started.

7:59 Everybody is up... now to just get motivation to get school started.

8:50 Lucy keeps following me around and giving me the stink eye because I gave her a bath. 

8:50 Lucy keeps following me around and giving me the stink eye because I gave her a bath. 

9:57 Got the oldest boy started on his language arts work so I snuck to try to get some laundry folded... then decided I'd let it sit there a little longer. 

9:57 Got the oldest boy started on his language arts work so I snuck to try to get some laundry folded... then decided I'd let it sit there a little longer. 

10:50 He took a break after language arts and tackled math while I worked with the other dude on his table work in the other room.

10:50 He took a break after language arts and tackled math while I worked with the other dude on his table work in the other room.

11:59 Lunch time! Lucy forever waiting for somebody to throw some food to her.

11:59 Lunch time! Lucy forever waiting for somebody to throw some food to her.

1:10 After lunch we do the more "fun" studies. Today we did an art lesson that started inside and ended up outside because the weather was beautiful! 

1:10 After lunch we do the more "fun" studies. Today we did an art lesson that started inside and ended up outside because the weather was beautiful! 

2:25 Most days we're finishing up school work at around 2pm and that's my "me time." 

2:25 Most days we're finishing up school work at around 2pm and that's my "me time." 

3:15 They were content, so I stayed put for a while trying to catch up on computer stuff. 

3:15 They were content, so I stayed put for a while trying to catch up on computer stuff. 

4:10 They were starting to get hungry but I didn't want to cook yet so I told them to go pop some popcorn and bring it back outside. 

4:10 They were starting to get hungry but I didn't want to cook yet so I told them to go pop some popcorn and bring it back outside. 

5:20 As I'm cooking, I hear snickers and the windows creaking open... 

5:20 As I'm cooking, I hear snickers and the windows creaking open... 

6:10 Running around like crazy in your bare feet outside (which we think is awesome and much needed for our boys!) tends to need minor "surgeries" occasionally. 

6:10 Running around like crazy in your bare feet outside (which we think is awesome and much needed for our boys!) tends to need minor "surgeries" occasionally. 

7:05 After dinner clean up... most of the time it waits till the next day because I'm DONE. But today we had an easy dinner so I knocked it out. Then called it a night. 

7:05 After dinner clean up... most of the time it waits till the next day because I'm DONE. But today we had an easy dinner so I knocked it out. Then called it a night. 





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Project 365: Week 5 & 6

"There's some good left in the world Mr. Frodo, and it's worth fighting for." 


We have come back to the land of the living! All the sickness is gone! Now to just keep it that way.

We've taken advantage of some great weather the last couple weeks and done some adventuring in our town, plus a weekend trip to Greenville, SC. 

Week 5

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Week 6

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How to: Post Images and Videos in Full Resolution on Facebook

Have you ever noticed how sometimes when you post photos on Facebook they're not great looking? 

Most professional photographers and bloggers already know this trick... but what about those of us who may now know everything there is to know about technology and social media?

I know it took me way longer than I would like to admit to figure this little tidbit of info out... so I thought there might be a few other people like me out there who just need a little visual of how to actually do it...

Here's how to upload photos and videos you've either taken with your phone or saved on your phone: 

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1. Open the Facebook app..

Scroll down to Settings and click it. 

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2. Click Account  Settings

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3. Click Videos and Photos

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4. Toggle buttons to "green"

Make sure both Video and Photo Upload HD are both toggled to green.

That's it! Super simple!

And now other people will see your images and videos in all their full resolution glory!! 

BONUS TIP: When you're scrolling through and see videos on Facebook, make sure you click the little gear button in the lower right hand corner so YOU can see the video in it's full HD quality.  



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